Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal

Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal recipe by Barefeet In The KitchenBites of sweet apples simmered with rolled oats and cinnamon spices, then topped with brown sugar and a pat of butter all added up to a hot breakfast that smelled like apple pie and tasted like fall had arrived. This was an impromptu breakfast one morning, while we were out of town this past weekend. I had arrived at our cabin with several bruised apples and I knew I needed to bake them into something. However, I didn't want the temptation of an apple crisp that I would want to eat in its entirety.

I saw the apples sitting on the counter the next morning as I was starting our oatmeal for breakfast. I quickly diced them and simmered them along with the cooking oatmeal. This turned out so well, the boys requested this again for breakfast the first morning we were back home. I enjoyed this every bit as much as the kids did. I can imagine this becoming a regular addition to our breakfast meals.

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Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal
(printable recipe)

2 cups rolled oats
3 3/4 cups water
3 small sweet apples or 1 1/2 cups apple pieces, diced small
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
dash of nutmeg
1/4 cup, plus 1-2 tablespoons brown sugar, adjust to taste
Butter, a teaspoon or so for on top of each serving
Optional: chopped pecans, just a sprinkling for serving each bowl

Combine the oats, water, apples, cinnamon and nutmeg in a medium size saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium high heat, stirring occasionally. As soon as it boils, reduce heat to low and simmer for just a few minutes, until the oats are soft and the apples are tender. Remove from the heat and add brown sugar to taste. The sweeter the apples, the less brown sugar you will need. Scoop into serving bowls and top with butter and pecans if desired. Enjoy!

Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal recipe by Barefeet In The Kitchen




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21 comments:

  1. This makes we want to get my fuzzy slippers out and snuggle up with a blanket! I bet it smells just like apple pie - beautiful photos Mary!

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  2. I'm with Tricia... this makes me long for cold weather and fuzzy blankets!!

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  3. This is virtually the same oatmeal I have been making for about a week. How funny is that! Awesome. Love the slightly softened apples in the cinnamon oatmeal. It is soooo good!

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  4. I just "met" you on Tricia's blog and had to find out who was behind "Barefeet In The Kitchen". We have a lot of oatmeal here in the cold midwest winters and never thought to dress it up with apples!!

    Best,
    Bonnie

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  5. What a perfect way to start the day - it looks delicious!

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  6. I usually get on an oatmeal kick during the winter months and eat it for breakfast almost every day. Always a great starting food.

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  7. I will be trying this when the weather cools off. I make a lot of oatmeal during the cold winter weather and will have to add the apples next time! Thanks, it sounds great!

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  8. With fall almost upon us, this apple oatmeal sounds like the perfect start to a crisp autumn day. Thank you for sharing, sweet friend!

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  9. It sounds like something I could eat every day! I love that your kids wanted it when you got home, too.

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  10. I absolutely LOVE apple cinnamon oatmeal! Oatmeal is pretty much my everyday breakfast staple. It's great with a little bit of maple butter for a treat too.

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  11. Oh this looks so fantastic! I feel SO ready for Fall after swooning at your pictures :)
    Mary x

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  12. Oh this looks like such a wonderful Fall dish!!

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  13. I'm so ready for fall and this sounds like the perfect way to usher it in without indulging too much. Yes, I'm like you Mary, an apple dessert doesn't last long around this house!

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  14. Noooo go away Fall!!! haha. This looks delish!!

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  15. This looks so good for the breakfast. Love your serving bowl too.

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  16. Awesome!!!!!!!! Great recipe! Love your blog!

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  17. This looks like the perect morning treat now that fall is almost here.

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  18. This recipe brought me to your site. Made it this morning and yummy-o!

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  19. Very yummy! My kids gobbled this up...perfect for those chilly fall mornings.

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  20. I made this......I want more lol

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